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Arandic alternate sign language(s)

Green, Jennifer; Wilkins, David P


This chapter describes sign language(s) used in Arandic language speaking communities of Central Australia. These sign languages have been called ‘alternate’ because they are not usually the primary mode of communication, but rather employed alongside other semiotic systems, including speech, gesture and drawing practices. Alternate sign languages are “developed by people already competent in some spoken language ... for use as an alternative to speech in circumstances where, for whatever...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Sign languages of the world: A Comparative Handbook
DOI: 10.1515/9781614518174-040
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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